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authorChristoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>2010-07-06 08:59:53 +0200
committerJens Axboe <jaxboe@fusionio.com>2010-07-06 08:59:53 +0200
commit83ba7b071f30f7c01f72518ad72d5cd203c27502 (patch)
tree4737320dcce72cfff4d87d835e4f78428eca7ef5 /mm
parentedadfb10ba35da7253541e4155aa92eff758ebe6 (diff)
downloadlinux-2.6.34-ux500-83ba7b071f30f7c01f72518ad72d5cd203c27502.tar.gz
writeback: simplify the write back thread queue
First remove items from work_list as soon as we start working on them. This means we don't have to track any pending or visited state and can get rid of all the RCU magic freeing the work items - we can simply free them once the operation has finished. Second use a real completion for tracking synchronous requests - if the caller sets the completion pointer we complete it, otherwise use it as a boolean indicator that we can free the work item directly. Third unify struct wb_writeback_args and struct bdi_work into a single data structure, wb_writeback_work. Previous we set all parameters into a struct wb_writeback_args, copied it into struct bdi_work, copied it again on the stack to use it there. Instead of just allocate one structure dynamically or on the stack and use it all the way through the stack. Signed-off-by: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <jaxboe@fusionio.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'mm')
-rw-r--r--mm/backing-dev.c14
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 11 deletions
diff --git a/mm/backing-dev.c b/mm/backing-dev.c
index 6e0b09a1ec2..123bcef13e5 100644
--- a/mm/backing-dev.c
+++ b/mm/backing-dev.c
@@ -104,15 +104,13 @@ static int bdi_debug_stats_show(struct seq_file *m, void *v)
"b_more_io: %8lu\n"
"bdi_list: %8u\n"
"state: %8lx\n"
- "wb_mask: %8lx\n"
- "wb_list: %8u\n"
- "wb_cnt: %8u\n",
+ "wb_list: %8u\n",
(unsigned long) K(bdi_stat(bdi, BDI_WRITEBACK)),
(unsigned long) K(bdi_stat(bdi, BDI_RECLAIMABLE)),
K(bdi_thresh), K(dirty_thresh),
K(background_thresh), nr_wb, nr_dirty, nr_io, nr_more_io,
- !list_empty(&bdi->bdi_list), bdi->state, bdi->wb_mask,
- !list_empty(&bdi->wb_list), bdi->wb_cnt);
+ !list_empty(&bdi->bdi_list), bdi->state,
+ !list_empty(&bdi->wb_list));
#undef K
return 0;
@@ -674,12 +672,6 @@ int bdi_init(struct backing_dev_info *bdi)
bdi_wb_init(&bdi->wb, bdi);
- /*
- * Just one thread support for now, hard code mask and count
- */
- bdi->wb_mask = 1;
- bdi->wb_cnt = 1;
-
for (i = 0; i < NR_BDI_STAT_ITEMS; i++) {
err = percpu_counter_init(&bdi->bdi_stat[i], 0);
if (err)